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  1. For cheap and suitable orchestral sound I started with Sonidomedia orchestra gold , this was a soundfont library with some good samples, then Big Fish Audio orchestral collection in Akai or Giga , finally I use Advanced orchestra that You can find on ebay for few money as many people will sold it because they prefer the bigger size library, but already with that sample You can sound good enough, here are 2 examples from my soundtracks :

    http://erahd.free.fr/adj/balq.htm and http://erahd.free.fr/edf/index.htm

    I wish it help...

  2. I feel sorry for Colin Matthews. He was recently commissioned to compose Pluto: The Renewer, to be tacked on the end of Holst's Planets Suite. No sooner does it get completed then Pluto is degraded to being a dwarf planet or whatever it is now. :D

    In the alte 90's there were rumors that Williams would write such piece. I remember reading something that it was to be comissioned by Kent Nagano... Don't know who comissioned the piece that was actually written by Mr. Matthews. Was it Nagano?

    Yes, it is Kent Nagano, who for the Halle Orchestra commissioned an appendix to Holst's Planets ... in japan I find an excellent version by Vernon Handley and Royal philharmonic and once I find Herrmann's version but the CD has a problem with the master, an alteration that was not so cool to listen...

  3. Ah, I see. Thanks for the link. I think I'll try and find a non-CD-R if possible though. Now I know exactly what to look for though. ROTFLMAO

    Edit: Bingo! Found it on eBay. Listing says it's a pressed CD. Thanks for the help!

    In Japan, Philips did re-release this CD vey often, with different cover as 1000 Y serie ...

  4. There is another piece that is fabulous : The Elegy composed by Howard Hanson to the memory of Serge Koussevitsky , really fantastic !!! To know if Williams can write this kind of music out of cinema , the answer is why ? As his style for cinema and concert pieces is different, at least before the 80's, our days it seems more closer of what he do in a way , for the film he have to apply with what they ask him to write, as the temp tracks he listen before composing anything; Composing a concert piece is something more personnal .

  5. To me Raiders is a perfect score , too bad the expended edition doesn't include the second part of the " Discovering the Ark" but in the film It works perfect !

    I remember to have seen this movie at least 30 time over a period of 2 years in the different theater it was showed , just to enjoy the full score , I was 15 years young then !!!

    TOD have its moments , but to much "mickey mousing" to me ...Last Crusade haven't really good action cues " Belly of steel beast " sounds better on the film than on the CD , the sherzo for motorcycle is great , if you don't know the scherzo of the 8th symphonie of Vaughan Williams , I didn't like to much the film , it as very bad special effects , and miss the adventurous of the first film ! When I think they are doing another one .... :lol:

  6. The pianist isn't John Williams, I remember that Williams said he as composed this virtuoso piece for someone that he like the "touch" very much... I didn't yet remember where I read that but I am sure that Williams doesn't perform the theme during the sessions.

  7. Nothing?

    Well, I did celebrated the day in grand fashion, and continue celebrating...

    And did you remember that Williams wasn't able to attend the Superman Returns recording because he was in London? Recording maybe?

    At this time I had expected he may was recording Superman 2...So may be he has recorded some new tracks for the upcoming Starwars Ultimate (...)Edition...

  8. Can anyone here recommend me some classical cello pieces / concertos? I'm particularly looking for warm, lush pieces, in the flavour of Williams' own Cello Concerto (The "Song" movement in particular)?

    --Pelzter, whose favorite instrument is the cello

    William Walton has composed a wonderful Cello Concerto, very spectacular, the 2 Shostakovitch are wonderful as well !!!

  9. So Williams ripped off a piece in Close Encounters which was written after he scored the movie?

    This shows again that John Williams has a far better mastery of his craft than James Horner B)

    Yes Chris, Williams is able to pastiche any musician , I am now 40 years old, I know the music of John Williams since 1980, as well as the music of Jerry Goldsmith both composers have for me a wonderful impact of my musical life , with both I could access to a lots of composers : Raizuli atttacks have its first cousin in Wonderful mandarin of Bartok, Outland music belongs to Night of bare montain of Moussorsgski and Symphony 8 of Tubin as well as Bacewicz music for strings trumpets and percussions, some composers in Hollywood can be inspired by great "classical" influences, what I start to explain at the beginning of the topic is that Horner is still not able to stop to copy...The music for Sensemaya should have been a nice inspiration in the film ...

  10. Ho, ho ... Do You prefer I talk about Williams riping off Vaughan Williams in SW or Rautavaara in CE3K ?

    Please , tell me more about this Rautavaara in CE3K thing. I never noticed that.

    As a finn , I'm very curious...

    Yes okay, the piece is called " angels and visitations " some parts are very very similar it have been wrote on 78 ...

    Also French composers give a nickname to Horner " H or ( di ) naire "... :mrgreen:

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